Marshfield: Fire in old high school has “no accidental explanation”

The Marshfield Fire Department says there is “no accidental explanation” how a fire got started in the old Marshfield High School yesterday evening. Chief Kevin Robinson says they first got a 9-1-1 call about smoke coming out of the building just after 7:30. Firefighters found a fire in the first floor library and heavy smoke on the second floor above the administrative offices.

The fire was knocked down by 7:50, and the Chief says the State Fire Marshall’s Office will be working with Marshfield Police to investigate. Marshfield Police tweeted that anyone caught trespassing in the old high school will be subject to arrest.

Smoke rises out of the old Marshfield High School as a ladder truck goes to work.  Photo by Ryan Stanton/WATD

Smoke rises out of the old Marshfield High School as a ladder truck goes to work.
Photo by Ryan Stanton/WATD

About Steve Burns

Steve comes to the South Shore by way of the Jersey Shore. Upon arriving at Emerson College in Boston back in 2010, and eventual graduation in 2014, Steve was immediately attracted to radio as an outlet for his reporting. Previous stops before the South Shore include WOBM on the Jersey Shore, WCCM in the Merrimack Valley, an internship at CBS Radio News' flagship station, WCBS 880 in New York City, and a few formative years at Emerson's WERS.